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they themselves were killed. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm ross palumbo in for michelle guillen. >>> former president bill clinton arrived in north korea this morning to try to secure the release of two american journalists held there since march. mr. clinton's unannounced trip comes amid growing tension over north korea's nuclear ambitions. tara mergener is live with the latest. >> reporter: former president clinton arrived in north korea oms i he is there with two major goals. he arrived in north korea on a mission. to bring two american journalists back home. >> it may be a face-saving measure by the north koreans, saying we need a high level, prominent american person to come over, and then we'll go. >> reporter: euna lee and laura ling were working for al gore's current tv when they were tried in march. they were tried, convicted and sentenced to 12 years hard labor for crossing the border illegally and committing grave crimes. >> all we can say to the government of north korea is we desperately beg for mercy. >> reporter: washington has been
allegedly held her captive for 18 years and cadaver dogs were used to check another property next door. police say he might be linked to several unsolved murders from the 1990s. >>> police in southeast georgia are offering a reward for information about a mass killing at a mobile home. police won't say if the victims are related or if they have any leads that might point to a suspect or even a motive. >> reporter: inside this small mobile home, authorities in glin county, georgia are investigating the biggest mass murder they've ever seen. alt people are dead and one more person is critically injured. >> somebody went in that house, there's no doubt, and murdered these people, yes. >> reporter: police still do not have a suspect and hope a $25,000 reward will generate more leads. >> what does $25,000 mean? that means we need help 37 anybody who has information that can call to us tell us, we need that help. that's the simplest way i can put it. >> reporter: not knowing whether a mass murderer is on the loose has residents scared. >> i look my doors now. i don't -- i try and stay energy
funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. time is running out for auto buyers who want to take advantage of the cash for clunkers program. susan roberts is in washington with the latest on the demise of a four-week-old program that's a victim of its own success. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hey there, susan. good morning to you. the cash for clunkers program will be shut down on monday. the program began winding down when congress realized it didn't have any more money for it. the cash for clunkers program is about to come to a screeching halt. >> we're now slightly victims of success because the thing happened so quick. >> reporter: due to popular demand, the program has already burned through much of its $3 billion funding, forcing the government to shut it down monday night. >> i thought it was going towards the end of the year >> reporter: consumers will now only have a few more days to take advantage of the lucrative rebates, up to $4,500 when they trade in their old guzzlers for more fuel efficient cars. >> we knew it couldn't go on forever. t
in the healthcare debate. >>> foreclosure crisis. u.s. home loans failed at a record pace last month. >>> and bomber controversy. reports that the terminally ill lockerbie bomber will be released sparks outrage. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> tomorrow president obama makes his pitch for healthcare reform at a town hall meeting in montana. at a bozeman suburb, hundreds are expected to show up in protest. the healthcare reform has triggered a wave of growing anger in the country. susan roberts is in washington with more. susan, good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. the white house is trying to push back against these explosive town hall meetings through its online campaign and the president himself. the administration is trying to quiet the critics of healthcare reform. critics angry over the president's healthcare reform plan are not holding back. >> you listen to us. >> reporter: americans will have another chance to be heard today at town hall meetings across the country. democrats are trying to win over an increasingl
of the most effective and dominant lawmakers in u.s. history succumbs to brain cancer at the age of 77. >> i love this country. i believe in the bright light of hope and possibility. i always have, even in the darkest hours. i know what america can achieve. i've seen it. i've lived it. >> this is the cbs "morning news" for wednesday, august 26th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. the lion of the senate has been silenced. senator ted kennedy passed away last night following a battle with brain cancer. he was 77 years old and died at the family home in hyannisport. he was the last surviving son of a glamorous but tortured political family who spent half a century in the senate fighting for those who need. we are in washington with more. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. word of kennedy's death came this morning in a brief statement from his family who said his faith, perseverance and optimism will live on. massachusetts senator edward kennedy died at his home in hianis surrounded by loved one after a year-long battle with
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> claudette made landfall in the florida panhandle early this morning, the first named storm to hit the u.s. main land this year. claudette moved onto the shore at ft. walton beach as a tropical storm with maximum winds of 50 miles per hour. the storm dumped heavy rains in some area but is expected to weaken over land and is not expected to cause significant damage. forecasters have been watching two other storms over the weekend. ana, headed toward the gulf of mexico, is dying out. bill is farther away but potentially the most dangerous of the three. hari sreenivasan has more. >> reporter: claudette came ashore less than a day after forming over the gulf coast. ana is already weakening, but bill has forecasters watching and worrying. >> it does look like, first of all, bill is going to be the first hurricane of the season, probably the first major hurricane of the season. >> reporter: forecasters recently scaled back their predictions for this year, saying they expect only 10 named storms instead of
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. we begin with afghanistan. now two days before a vital presidential election. taliban rockets hit this morning near the presidential palace in kabul. no one was hurt. also, nato says it's halting offensive operations during the election to protect the population. but fighting goes on. another american was killed yesterday, the 22nd so far this month. president obama calls winning the war in afghanistan fundamental to defending the american people, but for the u.s. marines there, the line to victory is lined with deadly homemade bombs. >> reporter: this is what constitutes a normal patrol in helmand. watch the white van. if there is a constant in this phase of the afghanistan conflict, it's the ever-present danger of improvised bombs, ieds, they're everywhere. we joined one of the many marine patrols looking to keep roadways open. the taliban rarely stand and fight here, but they lay bombs across the region. ahead of the vehicles, mine sweepers scour the ground for the telltale whine of metal objects. >> we got this one swee
by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm ross palumbo in for michelle guillen. >>> this morning the swiss embassy in tehran is working to learn what it can about three american hikers being held by the iranian government. susan roberts is in washington with the details. >> reporter: the three american hikers were taken prisoner on friday. they'd been hiking in northern iraq, and apparently didn't realize they had crossed the border. their families now are obviously worried. >> my husband and i, our only concern is for the health and welfare of josh, shane, and sarah. >> reporter: joshua fattal, shane bower, and sarah had entered iran last week. they had entered in a area of the kurdish region of northern iraq. >> they entered into iran from iraq's kurdistan region. >> reporter: just before the three americans were captured, they contacted a friend, shon meckfessel, who stayed behind at the hotel. their last message, we are surrounded by armed men. irene meckfessel says her grandson is safe at the u.s. embassy. >> he had a cold, so he didn't go with them. he say
funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm karen brown in for michelle guillen. the outcome is all but certain, but the vote is historic. this afternoon the senate votes on the confirmation of sonia sotomayor to the supreme court. she would be the first hispanic to sit on the nation's highest court. susan roberts is in washington with more. good morning, susan. >> reporter: karen, good morning to you. the federal judge gained even more momentum on wednesday, when she picked up two more republican senators who announced their support for her. her confirmation is how considered to be a certainty. the nation's highest court is on track to get its first hispanic justice. >> i'm confident that judge sotomayor will make an outstanding justice of the united states supreme court. >> reporter: the senate will vote this afternoon on judge sonia sotomayor's supreme court nomination. the 55-year-old bronx, new york native is almost certain to win confirmation. she has solid backing from the democratic majority, and a growing number of republicans now say they'll also vote f
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> president obama is expected to nominate fed chairman ben bernanke to a second term this morning as the nation's top economic policy maker, bernanke used daring policy initiatives to lead the u.s. economy through its worst downturn since the great depression. if its prepared remarks, the president will say bernanke approached a financial system on the verge of collapse with calm, wisdom, bold action, and outside of the box thinking. bernanke's appointment must be confirmed by the senate. >>> turning now to michael jackson. his death has reportedly been ruled a homicide after forensic tests found jackson was killed by a powerful mix of drugs. they were administered by his personal physician, who now faces possible criminal charges. manuel gal gas reports. >> reporter: michael jackson was having so much trouble sleeping the day of his death, his doctor gave him several doses of different drugs. that's according to a los angeles police department search warrant. the newly released document shows jackson's personal physician, dr
. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. it's only the second presidential election in the long history of afghanistan. this morning afghans are voting, many of them nervously amid taliban threats of violence. susan roberts has the latest on that from washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. there are reports that in kabul itself the streets are eerily empty. but in the outlying areas of afghanistan people are lining up to vote. afghan president hamid karzai was one of the first to cast his ballot this morning. >> this will be for peace, for progress, and for the well-being of the afghan people. >> reporter: karzai, who's seeking a second term, called on afghans to defy taliban threats and participate in today's election. security was tight at thousands of polling locations as residents showed up to vote. for days militants have tried to intimidate voters with a string of attacks. fearing the recent violence might keep people from the polls, the government imposed a media blackout. still there were reports of rocket attacks today n
of china. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm karen brown in for michelle guillen. >>> news this morning concerning the american soldier being held by the taliban and a key taliban leader. insurgents holding private bowe bergdahl say they are still waiting for a response to their demands from the american government before deciding bergdahl's fate. susan roberts is in washington with more. good morning, susan. >> reporter: karen, good morning to you. that's right. they're waiting on response from u.s. commanders on a list of demands. what those demands are, we just don't know. >> i have a very, very good family. >> reporter: the fate of private first class bowe bergdahl rests in the fate of the taliban. they say the council of leaders will decide what to do with them based on how the u.s. responds to a list of demands. it's the first anyone has heard of bergdahl since his captors releaseded this video more than three weeks ago. >> scared i won't be able to go home, and it's very unnerving to be a prisoner. >> reporter: the 23-year-old disapp
a u.s. missile strike kill the taliban chief in pakistan? >>> and justice okay. sonia sotomayor prepares to take her seat on the united states supreme court. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm karen brown in for michelle guillen. >>> president obama says this country is finally digging itself out of the worst recession since world war ii. we'll get a better picture today when the labor department releases the unemployment figures for july. susan roberts in washington has more. good morning, susan. >> reporter: karen, good morning to you. regardless of what we find out today, the job openings out there remain scarce, and most economists expect the unemployment rate to keep rising to 10% or higher by the end of the year. christoff miller never imagined he'd be out of work this long. >> i thought i'd go and find another job in a month at the longest. >> reporter: instead, it's been almost a year, so he's heading to houston to work for his family's roofing business. it's a field he has no experience in in a state he's never visited. >> i
us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> the search for reality tv show contestant wanted in the death of his ex-wife is over. ryan jenkins disappeared last week. he was wanted for the gruesome murder of jasmine fiore, a model. >> the body of ryan alexander jenkins was, in fact, found in a motel in hope, british columbia, canada. the cause of death appears to be suicide. >> jenkins apparently hanged himself in a remote canadian motel. the motel manager said a young woman checked him in last thursday. fiore's mutilated body was foupd in a trash can 20 miles from los angeles. police say they believe jenkins was the only one found in her murder. >>> the draw to see mother nature in all her fury proved deadly to two people this weekend. the draw was the high surf and crashing waves triggered by hurricane bill. yesterday thousands gathered along the shore of maine's acadia national park. at least ten people were hit by one rogue wave. three were swept out to sea. the coast guard made several dramatic rescues. one 7-year-old girl died when she was spuld from the surf. >> one wave was a little bit larg
th, 2009. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. afghanistan's government is shutting down the country's media outlets this morning, hoping to blunt the impact of violence heading into tomorrow's presidential election. susan roberts is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the taliban is vowing to disrupt the vote. the scare tactics and violence, they're hoping to use this. the militant groups out in full force thoepg key the voters away from the polls tomorrow. a group of armed gunmen raided a building in the heart of afghanistan this morning. the taliban says it was part of an election eve attack. police are calling it a robbery gone bad. despite beefed up security in and around afghanistan's capital, the taliban has unleashed a wave of violence to try to disrupt tomorrow's election. a suicide bomber targeted a nato convoy tuesday, killing eight and injuring 55. two u.s. service members died in a separate attack. a senior nato officer insists the violence won't shut down 6,500 polling places. >> these will not have the capacity to
for joining us. >>> this morning, police in suburban pittsburgh are determining what caused a man to walk into an exercise club and begin shooting. four people are dead and nine woded. he opened fire in a health club in a strip mall southwest of pittsburgh. we have the story. >>> the l.a. fitness center was packed with as many as 70 people when the trouble began. >> it sounded like someone was hitting a rack et ball. just echoing really loud in that room. everybody ditched and ran as fast as they could. that's all i heard. bang, bang, bang. >> reporter: witnesses say the gunman casually walked into the gym dressed in exercise clothes, strolled to the back of an aerobics class, took out two guns and opened fire. >> he did not say anything. he walked right to the rooms where the shootings occurred as if he knew exactly where he was going and pulled the guns out and started shooting. >> reporter: there was chaos. those who could, ran. >> everybody was running out of the men's locker room. i seen a girl laying down right outside the locker room. me and a couple of other guys carried her over
for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> this morning the leader of the pro-democracy movement in myanmar aung san suu kyi was accused of violating her house arrest. originally sentenced to three years in prison, her sentence was reduced. barry peterson reports from tokyo. >> reporter: the ruling generals beefed up security before the verdict. when aung san suu kyi was sentenced to three years, they quickly stepped in and reduced it to 1 1/2 years. a sentence to be served under house arrest. she has been in detention for 14 of the last 20 years, mostly held in her home. the case was sparked by an american who broke into that home. the military claimed his uninvited presence violated the terms of her previous sentence for house arrest. he was sentenced today to seven years in prison, four of those in hard labor. the military staged a coup in 1962 and later nullified the results of a 1990 election that suu kyi's party won. in 2007 the generals brutally endeded protests by monks against their regime. suu kyi struggled for democracy earned her a nobel peace prize and was widespread support ou
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm priya david in for michelle guillen. >>> this morning, thousands of firefighters are battling to control at least four wildfires in california. the worst just north of santa cruz has forced more than 2,000 residents to evacuate their home. at least two structures have been damaged. the lockheed fire has already scorched 3,000 acres and is growing. kpix reports. >> reporter: all day long firefighters have been waiting, waiting for the fire to burn down the rugged terrain and come to them. well, here it is. do you think you'll be able to save this house? >> we'll give it our best shot. that's all we can do. >> reporter: for most of the day, the only safe way to fight the flames was from the air. >> we have a steep hillside here. there's no way we could get up there and fight the fire. >> we're helping another community out. other residents, this is their home, this is their neighborhood. just like if it was my home, we come out here and do the best we can with what we have. >> reporter: the strategy now is to remove debris and combustibles
for joining us. as congress prepares for a debate on the health care crisis, outside the debate has grown bitter. inside, the president urged his critics to listen. >> not these wild representations that bear no resemblance to anything that's been proposed. >> lawmakers across the country are facing outraged, freightened citizens. long-time senator arlen specter said there is more anger in america today than any time he can remember. >> reporter: as we can see, these crowds are becoming hostile, shouting questions and becoming very angry at thul town hall meetings. yesterday and today, the president is expected to say that the scariest outcome of all would be failing to fix the current system. the passionate debate over health care reform is growing more heated by the day. >> anyone that reads through this bill should be scared. >> there's no need for the government to take over. no constitutional authority for the government to take over. >> reporter: it's those sentiments democratic lawmakers are out to change at town hall meetings. pennsylvania senator arlen specter will be one of the
funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> this morning a black shroud drapes over ted kennedy's senate desk. later following a private ceremony at the family's hyannis port home, it will be moved to the john kennedy presidential library in washington to lie in repose. hari sreenivasan is here with more. hari, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. all the places that ted kennedy's body travels through over the next few days have a special significance in the life of the senator. the grand sendoff for the late senator ted kennedy will begin this afternoon with a procession through the streets of his beloved hometown. >> what we're going to do the next few days is celebrate his life. >> reporter: kennedy's body will be taken here to the john f. kennedy library in boston. he'll lie in repose until friday night when a private memorial will be held. mourners have already begun showing up. >> i came because i've admired the family from afar for a very long time, especially senator kennedy, because he was all about other people, helping peop
by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. it's an unbelievable story. a california girl kidnapped nearly two decades alone has been found alive. jaycee lee dugard had been held captive by a convicted rapist. >> reporter: jaycee lee dugard hadn't been seen or heard from in 18 long years. >> there are no known attempts by her to reach out to anybody. >> reporter: so when she accompanied the convicted sex oh fender and his wife nancy to a parole meeting in concord, california, authorities got suspicious. during questioning they discovered jaycee now 29 now called alyssa was the 11-year-old girl kidnapped in 1991 in south lake tahoe. and it turns out philip garrido had fathered the children with jaycee. >> none of the children had gone to school, they had never gone to a doctor. they were kept in complete isolation. >>> the two girls were 11 and 13. they were held in a secret area behind gar rideau's homes. >> the hidden backyard had tents, sheds, and outbuildings where they spent most of their lives. >> reporter: neighbors say they never saw jaycee or the
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